Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Book Description:

Published: March 7, 2017

Format: Audio/OverDrive

What if you could spend one last day with someone you lost?

One day Carver Briggs had it all—three best friends, a supportive family, and a reputation as a talented writer at his high school, Nashville Academy for the Arts.

The next day he lost it all when he sent a simple text to his friend Mars, right before Mars, Eli, and Blake were killed in a car crash.

Now Carver can’t stop blaming himself for the accident, and he’s not the only one. Eli’s twin sister is trying to freeze him out of school with her death-ray stare. And Mars’s father, a powerful judge, is pressuring the district attorney to open a criminal investigation into Carver’s actions.

Luckily, Carver has some unexpected allies: Eli’s girlfriend, the only person to stand by him at school; Dr. Mendez, his new therapist; and Blake’s grandmother, who asks Carver to spend a Goodbye Day with her to share their memories and say a proper goodbye to his friend.

Soon the other families are asking for a Goodbye Day with Carver, but he’s unsure of their motives. Will they all be able to make peace with their losses, or will these Goodbye Days bring Carver one step closer to a complete breakdown or—even worse—prison?

Review –

This book is very on point for today’s society because do we even think about a person’s whereabouts before texting? I usually don’t and I bet I’m not the only one. 

Carver (nicknamed Blade by the Sauce Crew, his three best friends) KNEW where Mars was when he sent a text. Mars was driving with his two best friends in the car and tried to answer the text only to crash into a parked semi instead.

This book is all about the repercussions of his act but also about sharing a Goodbye Day with the relatives of his deceased best friends. A Goodbye Day is spent doing things the deceased would have done and sharing memories of them with family members. I love the idea and think it should become a real thing.

It’s a very moving book that will make you think long after the book is closed for the last time. This is the second book I’ve read by author, Jeff Zentner and all I can say is that he really knows how to write about feelings.

I highly recommend it!

 

Force Majeure (Apprivoise #3) by Arden Aoide

Book Description:

Published: August 31, 2013

Force Majeure takes us on a lustful journey of near obsession, past the normal niceties of sex and romance, and into the intricate mind of Jeff Rainier. A mind both complex and simple. He knows the rules, but doesn’t always want to understand them.

Evan Monroe was looking for more in her life, but was unconvinced there was such a thing. She was bored, and unnecessarily jaded. But, she’d try anything once; twice if you begged.

Jeff Rainier turned out to be a force that was almost too hard for her to handle.

Force Majeure is a novel that tries to define love, but only confuses the matter.

Review –

This is the third installment of the Apprivoise Series and it in Jeff and IT man with a stammer has it bad for Evan Monroe who wants a man to dominate her. There is a lot of texting and sex but all in all it’s a good read and I’m glad I read the series.

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Dishabille (Apprivoise #1) by Arden Aoide

Book Description:

Published: January 14, 2014

How do you fall in love in the modern world when you have a teenage
daughter and a codependent ex?

You seek out the owner of a fetish club, of course.

Dishabille – The state of being only partly or scantily clothed. It’s the perfect name for Miranda Marchand’s nightclub. For her brother, Alexander Marchand, it is the perfect place to find women who can fulfill his every desire. While his kinks aren’t uncommon, his affections run too fast and too deep for the cautious and aloof. He has given up on finding the one who can embrace his impulsiveness. For Dahlia Warwick, Club Dishabille is the gateway to a sensuous new world. A world she craves. Dahlia meets with Miranda with a seemingly simple task: To help her find a man who would be patient enough to guide her through her submissive fantasies, but not dismiss her fears. Miranda knows that Dahlia is not one for play that doesn’t involve her heart, and she knows only one man who could guide and teach her, to worship and to love her. It’s a rapid awakening for both Alex and Dahlia, quickly laying trust and intimacy on the table. Club Dishabille spanks the genre of romance and gives the readers the hearts and flowers they love and only the palest of pink bottoms. It is an erotic tale for those who aren’t looking for Cinderella or Prince Charming. It is a feast for those who want it a little bit…rougher.

Review –

This is an erotic romance with 70% talk and 30% texting  and sex. Nothing really special but a good read. The characters are unique and there is actually a plot.

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